April 12, 2024

10 mourners dead, 20 injured in Rakai road crash

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Police in Rakai District are investigating circumstances under which at least 10 people died in a motor crash on their way to a burial site in neighboring Isingiro District.

However, the driver of a fuso truck, which was carrying over 35 residents from the villages of Ssanje and Kigolomolo in Kyarurangira Sub County,

The driver is said to have lost control before it overturned several times, killing 10 occupants on the spot  and leaving several others with severe injuries. The Tuesday crash happened at around 1 p.m. at Lwabaganda Cell, Dyango Town Council, on the border with Isingiro District.

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Furthermore, Mr. Paul Nuwamanya, an eyewitness, said: “The vehicle was moving at a terrible speed before the driver lost control of it and overturned several times, leaving some of the occupants dead.”

Mr. Kaggwa Ssekamwa, the Rakai District Chairperson and one of the first responders, said 20 of the survivors sustained serious injuries.

“We have close to 20 people who have been taken to different health centers with varying degrees of injuries. I urge our health workers to try their best to give the casualties maximum care and save their lives,” he added.

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